Fracking and New York: What you need to know In January 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced that the state would permanently ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to protect the environment as well as public health (1). This announcement comes seven years after the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officially … Read more Fracking In New York: Is It Allowed?
Newest Development in Solar Technology May Entirely Change the Game: Spin Cells According to Solar Power Rocks, a typical solar panel can produce approximately 320 watts of electricity (as of 2020). Imagine if there is a device that can generate over 20 times more power than that typicalpanel. Thanks to V3Solar, this kind of device … Read more Newest Development in Solar Technology May Entirely Change the Game: Spin Cells
3 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly: Eco-Friendly Car SECRETS Revealed! About 30% of environmental pollution in the U.S. comes from the transportation industry (1). With the fast-growing concerns over the state of the environment, it’s important to do your part by investing in an eco-friendly car. But what is an eco-friendly car? An … Read more 3 Ways to Make Your Car More Eco-Friendly: Eco-Friendly Car SECRETS Revealed!
Some Fuel For Thought: Is E15 Gas Harmful To Your Car? (REVEALED) In 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the E15 gas after more than two years of testing to confirm it was safe to use in model-2001 and newer cars and light-duty trucks (1). More than 90% of cars on U.S. … Read more Some Fuel For Thought: Is E15 Gas Harmful To Your Car?
Businesses Waste Energy with These Top Three Common AVOIDABLE Mistakes Today, we have semi-autonomous vehicles, digital assistants, and toilets that automatically flush, but we struggle to use our energy efficiently. Despite the percentage of US energy consumption from nuclear, renewable sources doubling since 1980 (1), 80% of US energy comes from fossil fuels (2). The … Read more Businesses Waste Energy with These Top Three Common AVOIDABLE Mistakes
FAQ: What’s the Difference…Brownout Vs. Blackout (REVEALED) In most cases, a temporary light-out is not much cause for concern. However, electricity outages can sometimes have devastating effects, such as causing damage to equipment. The summers, especially, are prone to lights out. But do you really understand what happens whenever the lights go out? What is … Read more FAQ: What’s the Difference…Brownout Vs. Blackout (REVEALED)
Clothes Dryers Get Energy Star Honor It’s hard to imagine, but statistics show that the average home spends about $2,000 on energy alone every year. Clothes dryers account for about 6% of this amount, which makes them the biggest domestic energy consumers (1). For a long time, clothes dryers weren’t subject to Energy Star rating … Read more Clothes Dryers Get Energy Star Honor
M2M: Smartening Up the Grid Imagine coming home one evening and finding your fridge and television in an intense conversation about your refrigerator’s contents. It is scary and exciting at the same time, isn’t it? Machines communicate all the time. The only difference between us and machines is the nature of communication. M2M, which means … Read more M2M: Smartening Up the Grid
Century-Old Mansion Gets Hydropower Renovation Workers put the finishing touches on England’s Cragside manor in 1863. From its inception, Cragside manor was a sophisticated showcase of the best Victorian engineering had to offer. Running water could be pumped directly to faucets in the house. However, the highlight of the property was its hydroelectric set-up. By … Read more Century-Old Mansion Gets Hydropower Renovation
Transactive Energy: The Next Big Deal for The Smart Grid? (REVEALED) Four years ago, Zarko Sumic from Gartner predicted that the biggest electricity company by 2020 would have a similar business model as Uber’s (1). This means that the company will not own assets associated with the production of electricity. Like a shared economy platform, … Read more Transactive Energy: The Next Big Deal for The Smart Grid?